MEEKER, TEXAS. Meeker is on the Missouri Pacific line in north central Jefferson County. It was probably named for G. W. Meeker, president of the Beaumont and Sour Lake Construction Company. It was shown on contemporary maps shortly after the construction of the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway through the area in 1904. Though the Beaumont-Sour Lake line was acquired by the Missouri Pacific system in 1956, a small community remained at Meeker in the mid-1980s.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Robert Wooster, "Meeker, TX," accessed August 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrm71.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.